Chris Gat

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Fluent in English; learning German, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Software Developer, at least that´s what my degree suggests.
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • From Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me




I was in a bus, probably for a period of time beyond my normal tolerance levels, somewhere in the north east of brazil, in the midst of a 20 month journey through South America. My mind was wandering, my eyes sticking to objects in the landscape, then releasing, then catching another, when the thought occurred to me... I was living my dream. Not the, "I dream about being..." type of dream, but when I daydreamed as a child or a teenager, it was about the unknown beyond my intimidate boarders. Obviously this feeling of travel, the desire to move, to change, to experience again was never really a hidden aspiration, but it was that realization of "living the dream" that put a smile on my face.

That was a few years ago now. Near the end of that trip I feel in love with a couchsurfer, went back to university in canada where I worked on a project repeating photographs of the Rocky Mountains, while managing to spend 7 of those months with that couchsurfer in Germany, juggling an intercontinental CS relationship (she's slovak btw). With my Masters done, I now embark on a new journey, this time to the far East. I will be spending the Fall and Winter in Siberia, near Lake Baikal, then hopefully heading south to China and the likes of South East Asia.

If you are reading this, hopefully we'll be meeting soon, and living the dream together, where ever that might be.


You can´t be the best at everything, or even anything, but you can do anything, and you can always do it better than you think.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


From camping on top of cement buildings in Ecuador, families taking me in as their temporarily adopted child, the floor of a students bedroom, to ziplines in Romania, couchsurfing as been far to good to me that I could even begin to explain.


traveling, soccer(football, futbol), photography, the outdoors, comptuers, images, music, , snowboarding

Music, Movies, and Books

Little Miss Sunshine, Shawsank Redemption, City of God, War Photographer, .... there are more, just can think of them.

Ben Harper, The Shins, Daft Punk, The Tragically Hip, Lemon Jelly, Fatboy Slim, Jack Johnson, Sam Roberts, Manu Chao, The Beastie Boys, Jurasic 5, The Beatles, Van Morrison....

High Fidelity (the book), On The Road (simple for a inspiring prose), Into the Wild, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, Motorcycle Diaries

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Circled South America in 20 months. 3 weeks hitching in Eastern Europe. Got my Masters. Hiked Paine Circuit in Patagonia, Hiked Ilha Grande in Brazil.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach people my passions (photography, soccer, snowboarding) and I can also help with computer problems.

I´m learning spanish, so I would love to attempt to speak spanish with anyone. I can help with english too!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Moldova, Netherlands, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Colombia, Germany, New Zealand, Peru, United Kingdom

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